About Us

The Jiu Jitsu Legacy team is made up of a diverse set of members from all over the world. We are unified by our love of Jiu Jitsu and we truly live the Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle! Our main goal is to bring valuable content to Jiu Jitseros all over the world!

Some of us are nomads, traveling the world and training one gym at a time. Others of us are coaches, teaching the next generation how to roll. Our goal is to provide meaningful content to our readers, enriching their Jiu Jitsu journey with useful tips, updates on major competitions, and insight into what makes BJJ so rewarding to practice.

Meet the team

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Evan Meehan is a brown belt in BJJ who especially enjoys pressure, more pressure, and occasionally pressure.

He holds a yellow belt and a perfect 0/1 competition record in Judo.

Evan holds strong opinions on the usage of the Oxford comma and thinks its perfectly fine to heel hook white belts.

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Ogi is a black belt and very passionate about Jiu Jitsu.

He is also the head coach of Carlos Maia BJJ Macedonia and Globetrotter.

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Jack Meehan

Jack Meehan (no relation to Evan! Although Jack did take classes at Georgia State University while Evan was coaching there) is a BJJ blue belt, and holds a bachelors degree in English Literature. He enjoys traveling, reading, and the Bow and Arrow choke. He hopes to one day start teaching English overseas, and become a published author.

Plamen “Paco”

Paco is a location-independent blue belt. His favorite things are BJJ, travel, and entrepreneurship. 

He is also a passionate marketer.

He is the founder of Jiu Jitsu Legacy and has made Jiu Jitsu Legacy what it is today! 

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Kimberly is a Jiu Jitsu purple belt who also holds a black belt in Siljun Dobup Korean Sword Arts.

When she’s not on the mats, she enjoys immersing herself in nature or a good book. She trains in New Jersey with her 9-year old son.

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Bobby Bradshaw


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Bryn is an American Purple Belt dividing his time between Taipei, Taiwan and Hochiminh
City, Vietnam.

He holds a master’s in Asian studies and is fluent in Chinese. He enjoys
photography, writing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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Advisor and Public Relations

Black Belt, Active Competitor, Traveler and Head Instructor of BJJ Academy Berlin.

He likes to roll and during his free time, he rolls even more.

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Jeremy is a brown belt and has a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, but he also enjoys creative writing. Originally from Connecticut, where he began his 11 years of Jiu Jitsu training.

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Blue Belt, Born to roll, lives to learn, loves life and seizes every moment!

Do you want to join the team?

While we are not actively seeking out new writers for the team, if you are interested in joining us let’s talk! Shoot us a message and we’ll see if you’re a good fit.

Partners and Friends

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Tomer Alroy, an Israeli psychology student and a BJJ black belt living in Israel and training at MMA Israel in Netanya I have been training BJJ for over 10 years
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